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Article from Milwaukee Business Journal

By Sari Lesk
June 18, 2020

Total Wine & More is now confirmed as a tenant for the redeveloped Bayshore shopping center in Glendale.

The retailer will fill a 25,000-square-foot space at the open-air mall. Total Wine & More is scheduled to open in late summer, according to a press release.

The addition of Total Wine & More marks the second new tenant announcement for mall manager Cypress Equities’ redevelopment of Bayshore. Dallas-based Cypress is re-imagining the mall to have less overall square footage and less space devoted to retail uses.

Last year, Cypress announced active lifestyle retailer Erik’s would also join the mall by relocating its store from Whitefish Bay.

Kirk Williams, a managing director for Cypress, said in the announcement that his firm looks forward to Total Wine & More as a tenant.

“As the redevelopment continues to progress, we remain committed to working with retailers who offer an exciting mix of shopping, dining and entertainment,” Williams said.

The store will be next to Old Navy on the northwest side of Bayshore.

The retailer has been expected to join Bayshore for some time. The Milwaukee Business Journal reported in 2017 that the mall’s previous owner, Olshan Properties, said Total Wine & More would be among the national retailers that would fill the 75,000 square feet of retail space it planned to create in place of a former Sears store.

Nordstrom Rack was also expected to be part of that project. The discount retailer was scheduled to open in the fall of 2018, but it confirmed around that time it was no longer headed to Bayshore.

AIG Global Real Estate Services took over ownership of Bayshore from Olshan in late 2017. Cypress manages the mall for AIG.

Renderings released last September that describe Cypress’ vision for the new redevelopment showed Total Wine & More taking over the former Sports Authority space. Sports Authority closed all its stores in 2016 after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

The redevelopment project by Cypress originally had been expected to be complete in November this year. Work is instead expected to be finished by December. The redevelopment is backed with public financing from the city of Glendale.

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